58 episodes

A unique podcast hosted by two guys that work heavily in the world of independent professional wrestling, Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi. We take you behind the scenes to talk about what goes wrong, what goes right and everything in-between to bring the show from backstage to the fans!

The Backstage Boys Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi

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A unique podcast hosted by two guys that work heavily in the world of independent professional wrestling, Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi. We take you behind the scenes to talk about what goes wrong, what goes right and everything in-between to bring the show from backstage to the fans!

    Episode 58 - Send in the Clowns, Complete Chaos, and Sushi Overloads!

    Episode 58 - Send in the Clowns, Complete Chaos, and Sushi Overloads!

    The Backstage Boys, Basil & Trent are back this week with stomachs full of copious amounts of sushi and ready to get distracted off any little thought that pops in our head as we try and navigate a review of Freelance Wrestling's Send in the Clowns!

    We also discuss recent AAW Pro happenings and projects we have both been working on and again get so distracted that it takes over an hour to get through this thing!

    Complete chaos, lots laughs and hey even a new crisp microphone! All this and more on this week's edition of The Backstage Boys!

    Freelance Wrestling's Send in the Clowns Results:

    Tag Team Match
    Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz & Marshe Rockett) defeat GPA & Jesus Bryce

    Eight Way Scramble Match
    Kobe Durst defeats Atticus Cogar and Dan The Dad and Elayna Black and Gregory Iron and Laynie Luck and Rickey Shane Page and Tripp Cassidy

    IWTV Independent Wrestling Title Four Way Match
    Warhorse (c) defeats Arik Cannon and Isaias Velazquez and Tony Deppen

    Six Man Tag Team Chicago Street Fight
    Four Star Heroes (Chris Castro & Matt Knicks) & Kenny Sutra defeat The Take It Homewreckers (Bucky Collins, Darin Corbin & Mikey)

    Freelance Legacy Title Match
    Project MONIX defeats Effy (c) by DQ

    Freelance World Tag Team Title Match
    The Space Pirates (Shane Sabre & Space Monkey) (c) defeat The Gym Nasty Boyz (Timmy Lou Retton & White Mike) (w/Stepstool Sarah)

    Freelance World Title Match
    Kylie Rae (c) defeats Robert Anthony (w/Frank The Clown)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 57 - AAW A New Dawn Review

    Episode 57 - AAW A New Dawn Review

    It's a new year and it's a New Dawn for AAW and the Backstage Boys Trent, Basil, and Nate are back to break down the show that has set the tone for 2020!

    In what is being called the premiere show for the year, AAW filled itwith intricate storylines, debuts, returns, and epic matches that are ushering in a new era for the company and the BSB are here to break it all down in a match by match analysis with backstage perspectives, production, future planning and a whole lot more!

    Join us for the only podcast that takes you behind the scenes of Independent Wrestling done by the guys making it happen! All this and more on this week's episode of The Backstage Boys podcast!

    Results:

    Dark Match
    Storm Grayson vs. Karam

    Singles Match
    Jake Lander vs. Jordan Oliver (w/Charlie Tiger)

    Singles Match
    ACH vs. Fred Yehi

    Six Man Tag Team Match
    Nate Webb & The Flip Bros (Air Wolf & Angel Dorado) vs. Ace Austin, Clayton Gainz & Stephen Wolf

    Singles Match
    Willie Mack vs. AR Fox

    Tag Team Match
    Aramis & Juventud Guerrera vs. oVe (Jake Crist & Sami Callihan)

    Tag Team Match
    Jessicka Havok & Kimber Lee vs. Hyan & Savanna Stone

    Singles Match
    Ace Perry vs. Killer Kross

    Singles Match
    Fred Yehi vs. Killer Kross

    AAW Heritage Title Match
    Hakim Zane (w/Karam) (c) vs. PACO

    AAW Tag Team Title Match
    The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) vs. Curt Stallion & Jake Something

    CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS:

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW

    Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy
    Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke
    Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman

    Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com
    Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact
    Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 56 - IMPACT Wrestling Hard to Kill Weekend Recap

    Episode 56 - IMPACT Wrestling Hard to Kill Weekend Recap

    The BSB are back in full force this week as Trent, Basil, and Nate sit down to recap the big IMPACT Wrestling Hard to Kill weekend in Dallas, Texas!

    We were there for all the festivities that included the Arlington Brawl fanfest and showcase as well as the historic Hard to Kill pay per view live from the Bomb Factory. Lots of amazing moments for the team as Nate made his IMPACT television debut on AXS TV, Basil shot some of his best work, Nichole nursed the IMPACT locker room back to health and Trent charmed the room!

    Join us for a fun chat about our weekend and even the BBQ! All this and some more behind the scenes talk on this week's special episode of The Backstage Boys podcast!

    CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS:

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW

    Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy
    Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke
    Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob
    Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman

    Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com
    Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact
    Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com

    Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ...

    Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019

    youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs

    • 59 min
    Episode 55 - AAW A New Dawn Preview

    Episode 55 - AAW A New Dawn Preview

    The Backstage Boys are back with a preview of AAW’s A New Dawn taking place on January 24th 2020 as AAW kicks off the new year with an action packed show!

    Basil is out sick this week so Trent is joined by the one and only Referee Nate Speckman to break down the card and give some insider analysis.

    Be sure to use our exclusive promo code BSBSHOW for $5 off your AAW tickets for A New Dawn available at www.aawpro.ticketleap.com

    CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS:

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW

    Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy
    Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke
    Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob
    Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman

    Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com
    Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact
    Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com

    Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ...

    Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019

    youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs

    • 49 min
    Episode 54 - AAW Windy City Classic XV 2019 Review

    Episode 54 - AAW Windy City Classic XV 2019 Review

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! We kick off 2020 with one of the most anticipated episodes of the BSB! It was the biggest show of the year for AAW Pro and the guys behind the scenes are here to break it all down as the Backstage Boys of Basil Mahmud and Trent Zuberi are joined by ZMT brother and head referee Nate Speckman to discuss the 15th annual Windy City Classic!

    Not only was this AAW's debut on FITE TV but also the culmination of some of the biggest storylines and feuds in the company over the last year. There was a special excitement in the air as AAW took to live PPV to bring this spectacular to the world. Everyone from the backstage crew to the wrestlers in the ring brought a little extra something and we are here to discuss what went on in making this event happen as well as an in-depth analysis of the event.

    Join us for the review and be sure to catch the replay of the event on FITE TV and AAW On Demand!

    AAW Windy City Classic XV Results:

    Dark Match
    Elayna Black defeats Blair Onyx

    Five Way Match
    Myron Reed defeats Ace Austin and Air Wolf and Clayton Gainz and Colt Cabana and Josh Briggs

    Singles Match
    Kimber Lee defeats Hyan

    Singles Match
    Killer Kross defeats Matthew Justice

    Dog Collar Match
    The Masked Good Brother #3 defeats Jimmy Jacobs

    AAW Women's Title Match
    Kris Statlander defeats Jessicka Havok (c)

    Tag Team Bourbon Street Fight
    Curt Stallion & Jake Something defeat David Starr & Eddie Kingston

    AAW Heritage Title Match
    Hakim Zane defeats PACO (c)

    AAW Tag Team Title Match
    The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) (c) defeat Jake Crist & Sami Callihan

    AAW Heavyweight Title Match
    Mance Warner defeats Josh Alexander (c)

    CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS:

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW

    Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy
    Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke
    Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob
    Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman

    Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com
    Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact
    Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com

    Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ...

    Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019

    youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 53 - AAW Windy City Classic Preview, Warrior Highlights, and Season 2 Kickoff!

    Episode 53 - AAW Windy City Classic Preview, Warrior Highlights, and Season 2 Kickoff!

    Season 2 is officially underway with a huge episode! Did we really go 90+ minutes you ask? We sure as hell did but we had a lot of ground to cover! Not only did we give a react to Warrior Wrestling 7 but also previewed the upcoming AAW Windy City Classic 15 with a full show analysis on each announced match!

    We also got into our upcoming travel for IMPACT Wrestling's Hard to Kill in January and what to expect from the BSB and ZMT crew for what is looking to be an even busier 2020!

    All this plus mismatched facts, awkward jokes, and insider talk that you will only find here only on The Backstage Boys Podcast! Merry Christmas everyone!

    Warrior Wrestling 7 Results:

    Dark Match
    Danhausen defeats Reilly MaGuire

    Singles Match
    Templario defeats Jake Lander (13:57)

    Singles Match
    Savanna Stone defeats Holidead (8:58)

    Impact X-Division Title Triple Threat Match
    Ace Austin (c) defeats Blake Christian and Carlos Romo (11:08)

    Singles Match
    Robert Anthony (w/Frank The Clown) defeats Jake Atlas (11:26)

    Singles Match
    Michael Elgin vs. Sam Adonis - Time Limit Draw (20:00)

    Five Way Scramble Match
    Black Taurus defeats Aero Star and Drago and Gringo Loco and Rey Horus (8:48)

    Singles Match
    Lance Archer defeats Brian Pillman Jr. (11:40)

    Singles Match
    Minoru Suzuki defeats Tom Lawlor (12:05)

    WW Title Match
    Brian Cage (c) defeats El Phantasmo (14:56)

    Six Man Tag Team Match
    CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Will Ospreay) & Amazing Red defeat The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) (22:26)

    Upcoming AAW Windy City Classic Card:

    AAW Heavyweight Championship Match:
    Josh Alexander vs. FATU

    AAW Women's Championship Match
    Jessicka Havok vs. Kris Statlander

    AAW Heritage Championship Match
    PACO vs. Hakim Zane

    AAW Tag Team Championship Match
    Besties in the World vs. Sami Callihan/Jake Crist

    DOG COLLAR CHAIN MATCH
    Mance Warner's Future On The Line
    Jimmy Jacobs vs. Good Brother #3

    BOURBON STREET FIGHT
    Eddie Kingston/David Starr vs. Curt Stallion/Jake Something

    Kimber Lee vs. Hyan

    Killer Kross vs. Matthew Justice

    Plus:
    Air Wolf
    Ace Austin
    Clayton Gainz
    Josh Briggs
    Colt Cabana
    Myron Reed
    Karam

    CONNECT WITH THE BACKSTAGE BOYS:

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/THEBSBSHOW
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/THEBSBSHOW

    Basil’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/beezzzzy
    Trent’s Twitter - www.twitter.com/vanillajoke
    Rob's Twitter - www.twitter.com/thepolishrob
    Nate's Twitter - www.twitter.com/refnatespeckman

    Basil’s Photo Site - www.basilmahmud.com
    Total Nonstop Impact Podcast - www.twitter.com/wetalkimpact
    Trent's Band: www.hemimusic.com

    Listen to Avalon Averted (The Fixer Remix) by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory 2019

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii3EQ...

    Listen to Decay by HEMI - The official theme song of IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion 2019

    youtu.be/D1hRy6CVoSs

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

Manning2379 ,

Great listen.

The rapport is outstanding, this is not your run of the mill local podcast.

Chico Sixtoes ,

Fantastic customer service from the BS BOYS!

I’m currently sitting at Last Call in La Salle and through a chance meeting with Trent I was able to procure a photo, t shirt AND A HUG from Kylie Rae. My faith in humanity is restored via these interactions. They talk about AAW with such passion that it almost makes me forget I have to go to Illinois to see the shows! Please tell Danny we want AAW @ Turner Hall in Milwaukee in 2019! Keep up the fantastic work fellas and I’ll keep listening.

gbgenius ,

Behind the Scenes

A great insight to what happens behind the scenes in putting a wrestling show together. I'm always fascinated by this and I don't think most fans even contemplate what goes into a wrestling show and that is mainly because these guys do such a great job you get lost in the experience. First episode was great and the 2nd just as strong. Makes me want to make that long!!!! drive to AAW with MGB, what a roster they have!!!

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